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2010-06-16 13:09:00

HOUSTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From one college athlete to another, Nebraska native and Hastings College alumnus NASA astronaut Clay Anderson will present an NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) College World Series baseball and cap flown in space to the NCAA at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., on Sat., June 19. Anderson, the baseball and hat flew more than six million miles aboard space shuttle Discovery April 5-20 during the STS-131 mission to resupply the...

2010-04-13 10:00:00

Space shuttle Discovery Mission Specialists Rick Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson completed the replacement of a depleted ammonia coolant tank on the International Space Station, finishing the complex three-spacewalk process. Today's 6-hour, 24-minute spacewalk began at 1:14 a.m. CDT, almost an hour ahead of schedule. Mastracchio's first task was to hook up fluid lines of the new 1,700-pound tank, a task that had been postponed from Sunday's spacewalk after delays in bolting that tank in...

2010-04-12 10:50:14

Astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth will speak with students in Gibsonville, N.C., on Wednesday, April 14. The call with the students and space shuttle Commander Alan Poindexter and Mission Specialists Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie Wilson and Clay Anderson will take place at 1:06 p.m. EDT at Eastern Guilford High School in Gibsonville. Eastern Guilford High School is hosting students from Eastern Guilford Middle School, Gibsonville Elementary, McLeansville Elementary, Rankin...

2010-04-09 10:23:13

Discovery Mission Specialists Rick Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson wound up a 6-hour, 27-minute spacewalk at 6:58 a.m. CDT after helping move a new 1,700-pound ammonia tank from Discovery's cargo bay to a temporary parking place on the International Space Station. It was the first of three spacewalks planned during the STS-131 mission. During the spacewalk, which began at 12:31 a.m., the two astronauts also retrieved an experiment from the Japanese Kibo Laboratory exposed facility and...

2008-11-03 14:55:00

NASA officials reported that a refrigerator-size ammonia tank thrown overboard from the International Space Station over a year ago finally fell back to Earth late Sunday. Spacewalker Clay Anderson discarded the 1,400-pound ammonia servicer from the orbiting outpost on July 23, 2007 to clear the way for future assembly work. The fridge's re-entry into Earth's atmosphere occurred around 11:51 p.m. EST over the ocean south of Tasmania, according to tracking reports. Station program manager Mike...

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2010-11-17 14:28:41

Clayton Anderson is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Clayton Conrad Anderson on February 23, 1959 in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Ashland-Greenwood High School in Nebraska in 1977 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Hastings College in Nebraska four years later. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University in 1983. He received an Honorary Degree from Hastings College in 2004. Anderson is married...

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